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Windows 8 vies with Vista, but Windows 7 gains

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    Windows 8 vies with Vista, but Windows 7 gains


    Pop the champagne. Windows 8 may be on the verge of claiming installation share victory over Vista.
    Then again, maybe we're popping the champagne too soon. Windows 7 still leads by a long shot at 44.85 percent and it actually made gains in May, up from 44.72 percent in April.
    And Vista was up in Steam's rankings to 7.25 percent in May from 7.06 percent in April.
    Windows 8 vies with Vista, but Windows 7 gains | Microsoft - CNET News

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Does this mean that Users think that Windows 8 is as bad as Vista was? I'll have to agree with that big time. It looks like Windows 7 sales have increased exponentially despite all of Microsoft's attempts to shove Windows 8 down their throats. I have been met with 100% opposition to installing Windows 8 on any of my client's machines. Many of them think I'm crazy because I like it, and I am their "Mr Scott" - I am the miracle worker for these guys, they always have trusted me to make the right decisions on which OS's will work best on their machines. Even when I show them the potential benefits in Speed, they still won't have it.

    It looks like they gather some of these statistics by how many people are using Steam on which OS - Looks like Steam works well on Windows 8. Steam is a huge deal, I've had to maintain it on several Windows 7 systems, it requires that Dot Net be installed perfectly - Which it will not if a Windows 7 system with a faulty Dot Net is upgraded to 8. It cannot be repaired under Windows 8 because it cannot be removed from Windows 8 and then re-installed. The Not Net Repair tool which was made by a certain Dot Net developer was appropriated by Microsoft and can now be downloaded solely from MS. This was the first thing I tried, but it fails to repair my Dot Net. I've always fixed dot net before by running a complete Dot Net removal tool and then re-installing it one piece at a time. This solution cannot be run in Windows 8.
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    Does this mean that Users think that Windows 8 is as bad as Vista was?
    The adoption rate is much lower.
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    Does this mean that Users think that Windows 8 is as bad as Vista was?
    Some might but I didn't take what was in the link to mean that. Like SIW2 posted, the adoption rate is much lower. You can read all kinds of different scenarios for that. What ever the reason I would think its not selling like Microsoft would like it to.
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    Looking at the yearly rate of Windows 7 usage, it's been steady at 42-45 percent and back down to 44 percent. 0.13 percent change is peanuts compare to 0.45 percent change. Very awkward however that xp STILL is at 35 some percent. Good grief. This will be the H8ers in 2022, instead of it being xp, it will be Windows 7...
    Market share for browsers, operating systems and search engines | News

    Just another example of the H8ers out there trying to spin bad news about EVERYTHING....
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Does this mean that Users think that Windows 8 is as bad as Vista was?
    Some might but I didn't take what was in the link to mean that. Like SIW2 posted, the adoption rate is much lower. You can read all kinds of different scenarios for that. What ever the reason I would think its not selling like Microsoft would like it to.
    Well, that's exactly what I mean - If the Adoption rate is lower than Vista. that means that hardly anyone is using 8 - At least in Work-Related environments which require some form of Productivity.

    Vista was unpopular because of the difficulties in obtaining any productive SPEED out of that OS even when installed onto a System based on a Core Duo processor with many Gigs of Ram. I've seen Workers in Offices POUNDING on their desktops in utter frustration.

    This same complaint does NOT apply to Windows 8, because it is FAST. I have been trying to understand the resistance to 8, I simply cannot - It is unfathomable. It's not really BAD. But people seem to think that it is and to have it will quell any creativity and productivity they may have.

    I'll tell you this though, MY Productivity is through the roof since I have adopted 8. and I HAVE adopted it. It's just convincing my clients that they too can have this same productivity - Maybe they think Windows 8 will be as hoggish as Vista was. But that is FAR from the case.

    Mostly it is the fear of Death, meaning Fear of the Unknown. Windows 8 is, right now, at this point in history, an Unknown Quantity. It's the only logical explanation of this resistance.
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    I've used it on my two desktops and my laptop. It was not significantly faster that Windows 7 was on those to desktops. It was not noticeable at all. Those two desktops don't have a touch interface. I was not impressed with the Metro UI on those PC's. I saw no reason to spend any extra money to "upgrade" those PC's to Windows 8. Windows 7 works just fine and does things the way I like them. I'm all for new if I happen to like new. In this case I don't. It's not hard to fathom why I didn't upgrade them. < That comment was not meant as sarcastic or as an attempt to flame anybody. I have nothing against anybody liking Windows 8 and or Metro. I'm not alone, there are people that don't like certain things about Windows 8. They have as much right to express their dislike as anybody else does their liking it. Granted some people will exaggerate but that's being done by both the h8ters and g8ters. Everybody is different. You may be having a very easy time adjusting to how Windows 8 does things but some aren't so fortunate. They may not have the skill level you do. Is it such a crime to just want to keep doing things the way you are used to? I don't think so. I also don't think its fair to criticize someone for doing it.
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